‘We want a run of wins’ - Carter-Vickers looking to build on Sunderland win against Burton
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Cameron Carter-Vickers played his part in his first Ipswich Town clean sheet at Sunderland last weekend - and now the Tottenham loanee is hungry for more.
The Blues were 2-0 victors at the Stadium of Light but Carter-Vickers, who has played the last three games alongside Luke Chambers, and the rest of the defence had to weather an early storm as the home side applied pressure.
They ultimately stood firm and, with rock-bottom Burton the visitors today, Carter-Vickers believes Town have the perfect opportunity to build on last weekend’s victory and record back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two months.
“As a defender keeping clean sheets is one of your main concerns and you want to keep one every time you go out on the pitch to play,” the 20-year-old said.
“It was very important to get one last week and I hope we can build on it in the weeks ahead. The most important thing is to win, of course, but when you do it with a clean sheet it’s much better.
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“The Burton game is a great opportunity for us to get three points and build on what we did at Sunderland last week.
“Hopefully we can get a little run going now. We don’t want to make it win, lose, draw or anything like that, we want a run of wins. We’ll definitely be aiming to win every game we go into.”
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Carter-Vickers made the move to Portman Road having played the first half of the season on loan at Sheffield United and believes he has settled in well and learning from manager Mick McCarthy.
“The other players have been really helpful, both on and off the pitch, and I’m getting to know them all,” he said.
“I’m also getting to know the manager and how he wants things done, so it’s going pretty well.
“I’m a defender who likes to get stuck in, win headers and win big tackles. It’s about helping the team as much as you can to keep clean sheets and win games. Blocks, challenges, it’s all part of defending.
“Since I had a nailed-down position I’ve always been a defender. The manager here was an international defender during his playing career and he can definitely help me. In every session he is giving me tips on things I need to do better in order to improve. He’s very helpful.”